Flood Watch 2010

Webcam watching the rise of flood water as snow melts in Soomaa
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Post by Kuremari » April 5th, 2010, 8:37 pm

an Unidentified Foreign Blue Object :whistling:

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it is hard to say, if the water is rising still or not...
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Post by Jo UK » April 5th, 2010, 8:48 pm

Hah!
It's still there at 20.46. Caught the other side of the floating bridge!

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Post by AivarRuukel » April 6th, 2010, 12:28 am

Kuremari wrote:an Unidentified Foreign Blue Object :whistling:

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it is hard to say, if the water is rising still or not...
I will be there tomorrow for 2 a'clock tea. Inspecting the UFBO and checking how many centimeters there is to the green line (2010 level).
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Post by AivarRuukel » April 6th, 2010, 10:47 am

5 meters will be - an interview with mr. Tõnis Riis who mesures water in Riisa Station, please someone translete, I will be soon checking the webcam.

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Post by Liis » April 6th, 2010, 1:15 pm

Aivar's interview with Tõnis Riis, water guardian and observer since 1994 at Riisa(see Aivars post above):
"AIVAR RUUKEL: Really quite high water this year,
TÕNIS RIIS: Misty, mist hides the best view away
AIVAR RUUKEL: Road is under water too
TÕNIS RIIS: The road at Riisojas (?) too, it should have more water than our road, it started flowing over one day earlier, when we hadn’t any flood yet
AIVAR RUUKEL: Is it still rising?
TÕNIS RIIS: Well, 4 cm since last night
AIVAR RUUKEL: So the rise hasn’t stopped yet?
TÕNIS RIIS: It will go on during day too, 4 cm or so maybe, more water is still coming, so it is definitely rising, but not so much
AIVAR RUUKEL: But when will it stabilise then?
TÕNIS RIIS: (points upwards) Well, he up there might know
AIVAR RUUKEL: So you haven’t been told?
TÕNIS RIIS: Well, as said, God up there only knows, see
AIVAR RUUKEL: How long have you been measuring the water levels?
TÕNIS RIIS: From -94.
AIVAR RUUKEL (view of road bridge & water level posts): But the measuring posts seem to be running out or be run over, is that your last post?
TÕNIS RIIS: It won’t be rising that much more any longer. And the last one is the high one there, there is still half a metre left. And after that, well, you put lines on the wall, somehow the measuring gets done anyway.
AIVAR RUUKEL: And what is the level today?
TÕNIS RIIS: 493
AIVAR RUUKEL: 493? So we will have 5 m before it is over then?
TÕNIS RIIS: Cant say, Don’t really want any more either, to tell the truth.
AIVAR RUUKEL: No more water, eh? Only this isn’t as you would want and like, you just have to measure the water ...
TÕNIS RIIS: No, not as I would like it, it isn't, no ...
AIVAR RUUKEL: OK ..."


Sorry, Aivar, the video sound was tricky this side of the Baltic, send a transcript & I promise to do (a little) better :innocent: !

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Post by Jo UK » April 6th, 2010, 4:01 pm

Liis, thanks for translating. Still a little higher, then?

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Post by juta » April 6th, 2010, 7:02 pm

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Post by Jo UK » April 6th, 2010, 7:34 pm

When did the UFBO disappear?

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Post by Kuremari » April 6th, 2010, 8:07 pm

hmm when i came home after 3pm it was there ...but i missed the vanishing moment :puzzled:
but hei, this is exactly what UFBOs do - they disappear :mrgreen:
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Post by Jo UK » April 6th, 2010, 11:13 pm

Kuremari wrote:hmm when i came home after 3pm it was there ...but i missed the vanishing moment :puzzled:
but hei, this is exactly what UFBOs do - they disappear :mrgreen:
Oh,. good.
Everything is normal, then :rolleyes:

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Post by Liis » April 7th, 2010, 4:55 pm

Jo UK wrote: Still a little higher, then?
Oh yes. But the rate of the level rise had decreased - different thing :innocent:.

But today it doesn't seem to go any higher at all. ( level chart including April 7 here http://www.emhi.ee/index.php?ide=9,654&id=5)

What will it all look like when it emerges from under the water - washed clean or all muddy?

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Post by alice44 » April 8th, 2010, 8:47 am

There should be a foul muddy layer of wonderful new soil additives

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Post by Liis » April 8th, 2010, 10:58 am

alice44 wrote:There should be a foul muddy layer of wonderful new soil additives
Hmmm. A kind of Nile Delta agriculture - before the Assuan dam - on Aivar's kitchen floor? :innocent:

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Post by Kuremari » April 8th, 2010, 4:08 pm

the water level is going down! see..the green mark is visible again! :D

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Post by AivarRuukel » April 14th, 2010, 2:05 pm

Floating bridge becoming a suspention bridge again!
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Post by Kuremari » April 14th, 2010, 4:20 pm

the orange mark is out of water and i saw two swans?? swimming there in the morning! :D

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Post by lutra » April 15th, 2010, 9:55 am

:) Swans! heh, in practice it is wery expectable. All the flooded fields around Estonia are full of thousands of swans and tens of thousands geeses. On the farmlands the water is dryng out fast and the birds will seek new places for refueling and resting before heading further north. Anyway, it is still too deep (approx 50 cm should be less) for swans to feed at the cameras sight.

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Post by AivarRuukel » April 16th, 2010, 2:07 pm

Find a difference with previous pictures! Image
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Post by Kuremari » April 16th, 2010, 7:15 pm

Where did you put that tree?? :puzzled: :shock:

but then the bridge looks like a bridge again and there is land visible :D
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Post by alice44 » April 17th, 2010, 6:39 am

And the building is out of the water.

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